Best Visionary

Susan McDowell

What a year it's been for Susan McDowell. A visionary, you deemed her. Her kids at LifeWorks would do the same. Her work provides support and care for troubled youths and families, filling in the cracks where most of these kids would usually fall. Truly, no child left behind. McDowell, voted one of Austin's top "Under-40" superstars earlier this year, makes a difference. It makes you wonder: If we figured out how to clone a hundred McDowells, would homeless teens even exist anymore? Would the sexually abused feel like they had no place to turn? Nah. She'd be on it.

Susan McDowell
3700 S. First St.

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